Initiative would expand DNA gathering, restrict early parole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early release and expand the list of crimes for which a perpetrator’s DNA is collected. Assemblyman Jim Cooper of Elk Grove, a former Sacramento County Sheriff’s captain, said he’s […]

Asian Pacific Islander Group Hosting Candidate Forum

(CBM) – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is hosting a candidate’s forum to give California voters an opportunity to familiarize themselves with candidates for statewide office. APAPA’s 16th Voter Education and Candidate Forum is scheduled for Oct. 7 at Union Hall, California State University, Sacramento. The event starts at 1 p.m. […]

Ex-LA mayor appears poised to enter 2018 governor’s race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic and crowded competition that could bring the state its first Asian governor, the first Hispanic in modern times […]